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NS2015 - Law and Ethics for Nursing and Midwifery

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This subject introduces the student to the key legal and ethical obligations of Nurses and Midwives.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate knowledge of the main features of the ethical traditions influencing nursing and midwifery;
  • critically evaluate clinical practice with reference to ethical principles;
  • identify the main provisions of codes of ethics that govern the practice of nursing and midwifery in Australia;
  • outline the Australian legal system and the role of each part;
  • demonstrate knowledge of the law as it applies to nursing and midwifery in Australia in general, and Queensland in particular.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (50%) - Individual
  • Participation > Class participation - (%) - Individual
  • Law case study - (25%) - Individual
  • Written > Case study analysis - (25%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: complete and submit all assessment items; participate in at least 80% of scheduled on-campus tutorial classes/online collaboration sessions; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties. Examinations may be scheduled outside regular university examination period - refer to NM Year Planner.


Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Coordinator: Mrs Tracy Gardiner
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor David Lindsay, Mrs Tracy Gardiner.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 10 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 20 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Coordinator: Mrs Tracy Gardiner
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor David Lindsay, Mrs Tracy Gardiner.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 10 hours online interactive lectures
  • 20 hours online collaboration sessions
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Cairns, Internal (Pathway), Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Coordinator: Mrs Tracy Gardiner
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor David Lindsay, Mrs Tracy Gardiner.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 10 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 20 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study
Restrictions: Enrolment in this offering is restricted.

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Coordinator: Mrs Tracy Gardiner
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor David Lindsay, Mrs Tracy Gardiner.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 10 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 20 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

Mackay, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Coordinator: Mrs Tracy Gardiner
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor David Lindsay, Mrs Tracy Gardiner.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 10 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 20 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

Mount Isa, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Coordinator: Mrs Tracy Gardiner
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor David Lindsay, Mrs Tracy Gardiner.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 10 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 20 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.